Friday, December 2, 2016

Winter Village December Journal Video

Hello friends! Today I am sharing a video tutorial for how I made the cover for my December Daily journal. I wanted to have posted this a little earlier, but the editing of the video took longer than planned. This is a Sizzix tutorial, using dies by Tim Holtz. 

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
I really like Ali Edwards idea of documenting the month of December and this is my fifth such journal. Here you can see the finished journal, using a Tim Holtz Diary Worn Cover as my base. This is my fourth December journal using a worn cover, since I really like the size, feel of it, and the flexibility of using different page pockets on the inside. My December Countdown Calendar Tags, from my recent video, now go into this journal as the days pass and I add journaling to them.

In the video below, I will show you how to do the winter village on the front, using the Sizzix Snowglobe die set, as well as the painted background. These techniques work great for any type of project: cards, tags, scrapbooking layouts, art journaling or maybe a canvas. 



Here's the video, you can also watch it directly on YouTube. This video is pretty long, since there were many steps to show and since I made the video while doing the project, instead of finishing the project first and then just showing some of the steps, it is a little longer. I hope you enjoy it. Below, you'll find some close-up images and more info.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
You can mix and match the houses to fit your project. I die cut mine from a variety of surfaces, to increase interest. It is also good time to use up some scraps.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
One of my favourite parts of this project is the painted winter night background, and the fact that you can still feel the texture of the worn cover.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
Grit Paste gave a snowy look to the houses and mountains. The trees were die cut from white Paper Leather.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
Here's a better look at the snow-capped mountains, die cut from blue fabric.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
I used Distress Micro Glaze to create a resist effect on the woodgrain houses and on the trees.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
I die cut the doors from a different surface than the house, gluing it on top of the door on the house, and added some Grit Paste as snow.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
I have used a word band on each of my December journals. Picked Fence paint was rubbed into the letters.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
The word was die cut with the new Vintage Tidings set. Love the font used in this set. I also stamped a calendar page on a piece of manila cardstock left-over from the tags.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
The Ring Binder was tied with Linen Ribbon and I hang some embellishments from the ribbon. 

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
I drilled a hole through the deer to be able to attach a jump ring. White paint was rubbed into the key.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
There is also a snowflake, heart charm and pinecone.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
The inside covers were stamped too, using the same stamp sets as for the tags, and similar colours. I also added pieces of tape and some ephemera from the Festive set.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
I love the design tape with the typewritten sentiments, and also cut some sentiments off to use on their own.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
Here's the back cover with the large sketched Santa, stamped with Watering Can.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
The baubles were stamped with violet Archival Ink, which I also used on the journaling tags.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
On the inside, there are page pockets for all my journaling tag, as well as quite a few extra pockets. Here you can see day 1, which now has journaling written down. We had a really nice first day of December yesterday.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
There are also papers cut from the Tidings paper stash, and Pocket Cards. I rounded the corners of the former.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
The patterned papers were stamped with some of the same stamps used on the tags. They provide extra space for journaling and photos and can easily be moved around the album to where they are needed.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
I also die cut some more words to use on the inside.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
This word is glued right onto the page protector, creating a see-through element. Grey cardstock with silver Deco Sheet.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
There are also ephemera papers here and there.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
Here's another die cut word, and more ephemera.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
I really like Tim Holtz's Pocket Cards, and by stamping some holiday related stamps on them, you instantly turn them into Christmas themed pocket cards.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
The typed paper to the bottom left from the Tidings set is another favourite (same as the design tape mentioned earlier).

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
Around Christmas, I usually place some Santa images. This one is so sweet.

Layers of ink - Winter Village December Journal Video Tutorial by Anna-Karin
Ready to be filled with memories. 

You can find my previous December Journals here:

Thank you so much for watching and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!

Happy crafting!!

Anna-Karin

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